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Hurricane Season 2020

The History of Hurricanes in Bermuda

It’s no secret that Bermuda has a long-standing relationship with hurricanes. In fact, if it weren’t for the hurricane of 1609, the Sea Venture would not have run aground on Bermuda’s reefs and our tiny island would have gone uncolonized. Although direct hits from hurricanes are rare for Bermuda, our tiny island is situated within Hurricane Alley (the most frequent path taken by Atlantic Hurricanes). Most storms that come close to Bermuda form in the central Atlantic or the Western…


Nature

Bermuda Beasts: Barracuda

Probably a fish you'd hope to avoid when snorkeling or SCUBA diving, the barracuda has a reputation for being a bit of a stalker and thanks to their predator status and reputation for liking shiny things, the barracuda can be…


Nature

Field Notes: Royal Poinciana

One of the finest shade trees which has made its home in Bermuda is the Royal Poinciana, or “The Flame of the Forest.” Known, botanically, as Poinciana regia, and a native of Madagascar, it was probably introduced to Bermuda about…


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Bermuda Beasts: Spiny Lobster

The first of September marks the start of lobster season in Bermuda, when it is legal to possess, hunt (so long as one has a permit) and consume the sweet meat of the spiny lobster. Between September 1st and March…


Pets

Vintage Bermuda Dog Shows

We’re looking back at some seriously vintage images of dog shows in Bermuda, which are not only interesting to look at, they're down-right hilarious too.       [caption id="attachment_15356" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Mrs. George Wardman with her Labrador retriever “Margaretha…

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Tourist in Your Own Town: Warwick Parish

Who knew there was so much do to in Warwick Parish? For both visitors to the island and locals too, there's plenty of natural splendor to be found in Warwick - here are some of our favorites.   1. Astwood…